An expecting mother is loved and treated well because pregnancy heralds the birth of new life and babies are always a joy to behold. 9 months may seem like forever but it is the preparatory stage before the baby comes and it is the most crucial time of the baby’s life. There are however crazy facts about pregnancies that will definitely shock you to your bone marrow and get you thinking. Here are 10 of them:
1) If you have heartburn badly during your pregnancy, your baby is more likely to be born with a full head of hair.
You know what to do so your baby can have that afro you so desire.
2) Babies cry in the womb.
Yeah they do. But not because they are feeling sad or anything.
3) After the second trimester, babies start peeing in the uterus.
Sources disclose they also begin to drink that pee. Eeeewww!
4) A woman’s uterus expands to the size of watermelon in the third trimester.
Wow! So much space to fit in a new human being.
5) A woman can get pregnant while she is already pregnant.
No we are not talking about twins. There have been ten reported cases where this happened but it is extremely rare.
6) The longest known pregnancy lasted for a year and 10 days.
Imagine carrying that pregnancy in Nigeria and all the casting and binding sessions that will be done on you to make that baby drop by fire by force!
7) Amniotic fluid is mostly just urine.
Amniotic fluid is a clear, slightly yellowish liquid that surrounds the unborn baby during pregnancy and the fetus floats inside it.
8) Having a baby boy can increase the mother’s risk of autoimmune diseases and forgetfulness.
Try not to forget where your child at the grocery store and drive off!
9) The majority of pregnant women will experience darkening of the skin, known as the face “mask” of pregnancy, or melasma.
Most times the facial skin usually returns to normal after pregnancy, but some times it doesn’t and its goodbye to your fine girl status.
10) A baby starts making its first poop at about 21 weeks’ gestation.
It doesn’t pass this out until it comes out of the womb